Wii U System Update 5.0 released

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  1. masterchan777
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    Nintendo has released a major system update for Wii U, bringing the firmware version up to 5.0.0.

    One of the major features introduced in this update is the quick start menu. Which allows players to start playing games without having to encounter the menu screen.

    Official Changelog

    UPDATE: Crediar has confirmed that this update does NOT fix any known vulnerabilities in the WiiU web browser.

    :arrow: Source
     
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  2. Rizzorules

    Rizzorules "What are you doing?" "Something unexpected."

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    I hope this update doesnt make useless the wiikey u device
     
  3. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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  4. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Does kill homebrew on the vWii at all, or affect it in any other way. Luckily I can bypass the update by going into vWii by holding the B button. Anyone confirm anything adversely affected?
     
  5. Garfunkiel

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    Based on the log from https://twitter.com/WiiUmpersonator, the only vWii title changed is HCUE, which is the manual. Unless they're somehow blocking it with a Wii U title, running homebrew isn't affected by this update.
     
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  6. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    I'm not completely agreeing with the automatic installation of system updates when the system is powered off, not gonna lie...
     
  7. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Dusting off ol' reliable as I type this!
     
  8. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Yet another reason to just unplug the system when you're done using it. Fuck standby, not like it makes the system boot faster or anything worthwhile.
     
  9. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    I place an extra character in front of my SSID. Stops them pesky update varmits in their tracks. :P
     
  10. gunner007

    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just saw this on my RSS feed. Thank you for the fast start feature.

    Has anyone already loaded up the 5.0 FW and seen if vWii is still working?

    Edit: vWii is okay - no changes. New quick launch feature requires standby enable. So if you care about your FW version, disable your network access.

    WiiU may be unsafe due to the browser being upgraded. If you care for a WiiU exploit, you may want to wait.
     
  11. Lostsam

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    I wouldn't download it if I were you, since on the changelog it says

    Which sounds pretty dangerous for any future possibility of homebrew.
     
  12. Rob Blou

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    Anybody updated while having CIOS and homebrew channel?
     
  13. gunner007

    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Perhaps they removed the option for the update check. I had mine set to disable searching for updates while in standby. Though to be honest, I don't leave the WiFi enabled. I just enable it when I want to go to the e-Shop and have to download the FW anyways.

    I was more just curious if the hacked vWii still works since 4.1
     
  14. Goku Junior

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    Thanks for the advice!, I will stay in 4.1.0, I want a exploit for Wii U!
     
  15. Goku Junior

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    Thanks for the reply! I don't want to lose future exploits for Wii U, I will stay in 4.1.0.

    EDIT: I read system menu 5.0 change vWii channel, could it fix the bug that you allow to skip updates when you access the vWii mode?
     
  16. loco365

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    Seeing as my Wii U can barely connect to the internet as it is... Well, idk.
     
  17. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    I don't like that it will install a firmware update when the WiiU is in standby. Eugh. Disabled standby while on 4.x
     
  18. mat128

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    Standby was added in April last year and can be toggled on and off in the system settings. If you have it off, it doesn't download anything from the internet without your permission.
     
  19. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Guess I'm not updating.
     
  20. NWPlayer123

    NWPlayer123 GBAtemp Addict

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    I just checked from someone else, version 5 IS safe, for both Wii U and vWii, but I don't like the looks of that installing new versions while the system is idle, so it's your choice if you want to update, it adds the quick boot menu and the people I had check say it's actually running faster because of it.
     
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